Archive: Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald celebrates during the Irish general election count

Rise of Sinn Fein: Irish unity is now mainstream

Whatever happens now, the issue of Irish unity is firmly on the table.

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  • NI tail docking ban on hold thanks to BASC

    Government officials in Northern Ireland have been asked to reconsider a controversial piece of legislation on tail docking, after hearing evidence from representatives of the UK's largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

  • New FSB Chairman gets to work for small businesses

    Press release: New FSB Chairman gets to work for small businesses

  • BHA: Committee recommends retaining bishops in a reformed House of Lords

    The Government’s proposals to maintain and effectively strengthen the influence of the Church of England in Parliament have today received support from the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill, although only be majority and not by consensus. The British Humanist Association (BHA), which gave evidence to the Committee, has expressed its dismay at the report and said again that, ‘Reserved places for Bishops are unfair, unjustified, unpopular, and should go.’

  • Holy Redundant! BHA launches campaign to remove Bishops from Parliament

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has today launched its campaign to remove reserved seats for the Bishops from the House of Lords. The campaign, ‘Holy Redundant’, follows on from the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill reporting on Monday in support of the Government’s proposals to keep reserved seats for Bishops in a reformed second chamber by a vote of 13-7.

  • Martin McGuinness resigns from Westminster as Sinn Fein ends "double-jobbing"

    Sinn Fein's McGuinness quits Westminster non-job

    Martin McGuinness is stepping down as the MP for Mid-Ulster - despite never having actually taken his seat in Westminster.


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    A lot of Irish water has passed under the bridge since the last Westminster elections in Northern Ireland. How will powersharing affect Sinn Fein's prospects in the province of returning its five MPs?

  • Devolution deadline 'set in stone'

    Stormont deadline 'set in stone'

    The DUP and Sinn Fein must agree on a power sharing agreement by the March 26th deadline or reach their own deal on devolution, Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has warned.

  • Blair in talks over NI future

    Blair to meet with Northern Ireland leaders

    The prime minister Tony Blair will today meet with Dr Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams to discuss the restoration of a power sharing government in Northern Ireland in 12 days time.

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